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Road to VEX Worlds is a weekly series featuring teams on their path to Louisville, Kentucky, on April 20-23, 2016, to compete with 1,000 teams from over 35 countries under one roof for one epic celebration as we crown the World Champions!
The REC Foundation recently caught up with Rolling Robots, 7700B, from Rolling Hills Estate, California, who were the VEX Robotics Competition Excellence Award winners at VEX Worlds 2015.
The team explains how they strategized this year’s game, Nothing But Net, by collecting the bonus balls and launching them in the beginning and in the last 15 seconds of each match and also sought to launch all of their preloads. The season wasn’t without its fair share of challenges, especially difficult for the group, and no doubt familiar to other teams as well, was designing an accurate long-range launcher.
Highlights of the Season
Rolling Robots explain that the best experience for the team this year was when they finally got their long range shooting mechanism working properly and scored over 200 points in programming skills! The team is most proud of their robot this year with it’s ability to work fast and execute accurate long shots.
Team Strategy & Future
The team embraces the idea of engaging all their members in the workload and seeks to divide tasks equally so that the they can all share in the designing, building, and programming of their robot while still have time for other activities too. In the future, many of the Rolling Robots hope to study and pursue careers in the STEM fields.
The team qualified for VEX Worlds when they received the Excellence Award for VEX Robotics Competition Middle School at VEX Worlds 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. To learn more about the team, visit their website or find them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube by searching for @rollingrobots.